Keys to the Past

Possible motte (Bywell)

This mound stands between 5m and 6.6m high and clearly artificial. It is roughly conical in shape with a ditch around three sides. Although the mound has been damaged by quarrying it is still characteristic of a medieval motte and has commanding views to the east, south and west.

Reference number:N10057
Historical period: Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Event(s):FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1956; J L Davidson
FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1966; R W Emsley



See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Bywell


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